El Tovar Lodge Hotel at the Grand Canyon, Arizona

El Tovar Hotel opened in 1905 at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This historic hotel still thrives and shows off its original rustic architecture a few minutes west of the Visitor Center.

Les passages couverts, or The Covered Passages of Paris

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Even in the rain, Paris is a city with much to discover. This time I visited the passages couverts, or the covered passages. Straight out of the belle epoch, the passages are home to funky, one-of-a-kind bookshops, ateliers, textile shops, museums, second-hand shops, hotels and boutiques with all manner of intriguing articles.

Hilltop Inn and Burns Pub and Restaurant at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport

Hilltop Inn BnB and the adjoining Burns Pub and Restaurant provide good accommodation and fresh British fare to travelers at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport BJC in Broomfield, Colorado. Near Denver, it's a good lunch place, especially if you fly in or out in a small aircraft.

Food in Paris

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Photos, names and descriptions of some of the best food Paris has to offer in bistros, cafes and restaurants, from macarons to schawarma and everything in between.

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado

Photos from a couple of visits to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport BJC (Jeffco) in Broomfield near Denver. Operating since 1960, the airport is the 4th-busiest in Colorado, with lots of corporate, military and flight-training traffic.

The Stained Glass of La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France

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After an amusing taxi ride, our little traveling foursome arrived at the medieval La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. It's very near Notre Dame. The fascinating gargoyles adorning the facade were a fitting preface to the ornate interior. But the absolute best part of it was all the stained glass!

Raising the Maypole (Maibaum) in Bavaria near Munich

Each year on May 1st most European countries celebrate May Day, which is the equivalent of Labor Day in the US. Bavarians decorate a tall pole with an evergreen wreath at the top. It's a grand effort and ceremony to raise it. Then they, well, dance around the maypole! Here's my timelapse video of just such an event near Munich, Germany.

Westminster, Colorado, Historic Arts District near Denver

Historic Westminster Arts District in Denver, Colorado, is part of a successful rejuvenation effort for the south part of the town. Several galleries and other shops and a sculpture garden/park give lend a wonderful backdrop to community events.

Heideboden Rot, Red Wine Blend with Zweigelt Grapes from Hannes Reeh in Austria

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Review of Austrian wine Heideboden Rot, a red wine blend with Zweigelt grapes from Hannes Reeh winery. I found this wine at Zum Brez'n restaurant in Munich, Germany. Recommended with their Brez'n Salad that is topped with roast duck.